Tractor-trailer driver killed in Fall River crash identified as 67-year-old Fairhaven man

A tractor-trailer driver killed in a multi-car crash in Fall River last week was identified Monday as John Silva, 67, of Fairhaven, police said.

Shortly after 5 Thursday morning, a tractor-trailer pulling a gasoline tanker rolled over and hit another vehicle, police said. Silva, the only occupant of the tractor-trailer, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with unknown injuries, police said. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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